Summer 2013

Features

 78 DiabetesDiabetes: What Should I Eat? By Laurie Wertich
In an era of abundant food choices and endless fad diets, it can be challenging to determine what to eat—but even more so if you have diabetes.
78 PortStorm Navigators Help Simplify the Complex World of Cancer Care By Diana Price
An increasingly common feature in the healthcare landscape, patient navigators are helping patients find their way through the complex world of cancer care.
 78 UltimateThe Ultimate Gift: Organ Donation By Laurie Wertich
Organ donors provide a lifesaving service.
 78 HealthyHeartSum2013Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain By Dina Rogers, American Heart Association
The same healthy lifestyle choices that can help prevent heart disease and stroke can also help maintain healthy brain function.

 

Body Wise

Nutrition and Exercise

78 MoreFruitsEat Well, Be Well: More Fruits and Veggies By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE
Boost your overall health by adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet.
 78 CookingLifeNew Cookbook Highlights Health-Boosting Nutrients As the positive press for these healthful, delicious foods leads an increasing number of us to regularly add them to our shopping carts, the demand for recipes incorporating these nutritional superstars has grown.
78 BoostBalance Boost Your Balance By Ann Bloom
Balance is the most overlooked aspect of fitness. We spend a lot of time focusing on strength, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility—but what about balance?

 

The War Room

Living and Thriving with Cancer

 78 OnSizeCancer care is becoming more tailored and more targeted. By Sarah Peters
Personalized medicine is more than just a catchy phrase. By matching treatment to the specific characteristics of the person and the cancer, personalized medicine helps people receive the care that’s right for them.
78 AskDrSum2013Ask the Doctor? Bioinformatics and Cancer Treatment By Zhenqiu Liu, PhD, Director of Bioinformatics, Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology Division,
Cedars-Sinai

Bioinformatics is the application of computer science, applied math, and statistics to the field of molecular biology.
78 HairDown A Girls’ Weekend for Cancer Survivors By Diana Price
A new convention for cancer survivors brings women together for a girls’ weekend in Nashville.
 78 ChrisMeet Our Friends! Cancer Survivors Jan Water and Chris Lynch
As part of our ongoing series profiling members of our community of readers, friends, and followers, we’d like to introduce you to survivors who have offered to share their stories in the hope that their experiences will offer inspiration and perspective to other women diagnosed with cancer.
 78 TeensTeens Take on Cancer
When a parent is diagnosed with cancer, teens can benefit from the hard-won firsthand knowledge of those who have been down the same road.
 78 CompTherSum2013Aromatherapy in Cancer Care By Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD
An ongoing series highlighting complementary therapies, adapted from The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care

 

Spirit House

Tending to the Soul

78 LessonsLife Coach: Growth Through Suffering By Denise King Gillingham, MSW, CPCC
You have survived trauma. You got through it. You kept going, and now the worst is over. What is waiting for you around the bend? For many it can be positive change.

 

Every Woman’s Health

Health Issues Facing Women at Home and around the World

 78 LivingSum2013Living and Thriving with RA – Patients share their stories.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a debilitating autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.3 million people in the United States, striking women three times more often than men.
 78 RATipsSum2013RA Tips: Lookout Ladies: RA Tips for the Female Form By Stephanie White Braghero, CreakyJoints
As a woman living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), I’ve come to learn some invaluable lessons about embracing my femininity and fashion sense without causing myself undo pain and hardship.
78 SummerSunSummer Sun Safety Tips By Justin Piasecki, MD
As summer arrives each year, I’m often asked about the balance between spending time outdoors enjoying all that summer has to offer and avoiding sun damage.
 78 NoLaughingNo Laughing Matter: Stress Urinary IncontinenceBy Elizabeth E. Houser, MD
The familiar adage Laughter is the best medicine is true for most people. But for women suffering from the involuntary loss of urine, called urinary incontinence, laughter can be devastating because it can cause embarrassing events such as a urine leakage accident in public.
78 Manicure Manicure and Pedicure Safety By Phoebe Rich, MD, Clinical Adjunct Professor of Dermatology,
Oregon Health Science University, Member, American Academy of Dermatology

Having beautiful nails is less a matter of luck and more a matter of caring for them correctly. Fortunately, there are simple steps people can take to properly care for their nails.